NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation today announced that Audible’s original audio series Breasts Unbound will receive a Gracie Award in the category of Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio. The Gracie Award recognizes exemplary programming created by, for, and about women in all areas of media. This year’s Awards will be presented at the 42nd annual Gracie Awards Gala on June 6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
“It is truly rewarding to be receiving a Gracie Award on a topic that spans culture, anthropology and medicine,” said Williams. “As a science journalist, it was an illuminating experience to feature characters who are so rich and varied – from cancer researchers to a Texas grandmother who agreed to be a guinea pig for the first implants. The Audible platform has opened up a new world for me; it helped me turn my vision into an audio program, and I learned how to write for sound. It was a privilege and it was also fun.”
“We are honored to be recognized by AWMF with the prestigious Gracie Award, and equally proud to be on the forefront of storytelling through the power of voice,” said Audible Chief Content Officer Andy Gaies. “Breasts Unbound gracefully blends science and personal anecdotes to challenge the choices we make every day, and unearth some groundbreaking facts.”
Launched on Audible Channels earlier this year, the eight-part series Breasts Unbound tackles myths and uncovers new facts on all things breasts-related. Interview subjects include The Naked Ape author Desmond Morris; an eight-year-old girl confronting hormonal imbalances; and Chelsea Handler, who candidly discusses her own highly publicized breasts. Additional episodes reveal why there is an increase in larger breasts in men and women today, and how trans women are learning to lactate. More information can be found here: http://www.audible.com/mt/breastsunbound.
Introduced earlier this year, Audible Channels gives high-quality short-form audio content a dedicated home. Audible Channels is free with an Audible membership and to Amazon Prime members, and also available to purchase as a standalone offering for $4.95 a month. Additional new original series and shows are announced and added regularly. For more information about Audible Channels and the wide array of shows found therein, visit audible.com/Channels.
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Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 325,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.